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Poster: markharrison Date: Dec 5, 2012 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh, The Humanity! [non-JG]

I grew up in Vermont and started watching Phish at their outset at Nectars and other venues/parties around Vermont in the 80s. I and my friends new that they were going places right from the start. Lots of great memories. I also saw over thirty Dead shows and a bunch of Jerry shows starting from my senior year in high school in 83. That said, The Grateful Dead do it for me in a way that Phish doesn't. But that's just me.

This debate here is a bit ridiculous. Music is not a competition. Art is not a competition. Members of both bands dedicate their lives to their craft. They are artists. There ain't no winners in the game. If you really think there are, answer me this? Who's better, Vincent Van Gogh or Salvador Dali? And can you convince an aficionado of one that the other is really better? It's art people. Art.

And by the way, Harry is not about their milkman. It's about Harry Hood, the animated character on the Hood ice cream commercials who lives in your freezer. ''Harry, Harry! Where do you go when the lights go out?''